[svlug] Really cheap linux laptop option

Paul Cubbage oldestgeek at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 11:11:44 PDT 2013


Marc,
Thanks! What a deal! Too bad my old eyes now need a bigger display. My 13"
MacBook is getting too small!


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On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 8:38 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_news at merlins.org> wrote:

> Disclosure: I work for google, although AFAIK, we get nothing from this
> sale. As far as I can tell it's Acer cleaning inventory to replace with
> newer models.
>
> http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-1-acer-116-chromebook
>
> Now I'm guessing most will want to run Linux instead of ChromeOS, and you
> can do this here:
>
> http://liliputing.com/2012/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-12-04-on-the-199-acer-c7-chromebook.html
>
> While this explains how to upgrade the RAM or replace the storage:
> http://normcf.net/~john/chromebook/Acer/acerC7ChromebookUpgrade.html
>
> $140 without upgrades, that's hard to beat though, almost getting into OLPC
> territory :)
>
> Marc
> --
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> Microsoft is to operating systems ....
>                                       .... what McDonalds is to gourmet
> cooking
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